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Old 04-19-2021, 04:40 PM
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I take them all off at once and string them individually. I put the E string on and then wind it up lightly and cut the excess. Then I put the A string on and then wind it up lightly and cut the excess. I repeat until I finish the e string.

I then tune it from E to e. then I stretch the strings out with my hand by sticking fingers beneath sound hole and pushing each of the strings up. After several attempts with each strings, I re-tune it from E to e.

Voila I am done.
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I take them all off at once and string them individually. I put the E string on and then wind it up and cut the excess. Then I put the A string on and then wind it up and cut the excess. I repeat until I finish the e string.

I then tune it from E to e. then I stretch the strings out with my hand by sticking fingers beneath sound hole and pushing each of the strings up. After several attempts with each strings, I re-tune it from E to e.

Voila I am done.
That's a great re-stringing sequence and perfect for round-core strings too LeDave - keep an eye on your mail, some heading your way.
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That's a great re-stringing sequence and perfect for round-core strings too LeDave - keep an eye on your mail, some heading your way.
Thanks! I learned it from watching how the Guitar Center's string tech guy do it several months ago, when I had to get my guitar re-stringed for the first time and I didn't know how to myself. After watching him, I got his technique down and I do it myself now.
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I start with whichever string sounds a bit sour, and work out and across from there. As others have said, it usually takes more than one visit to each string to get it settled.
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When Im just tuning, I always tune from e to E. However, when Im changing strings, its always E to e. And, Ive always only played acoustic, lo these 55 years now.
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From E to e and from e to E, I have no preference but I always double check my tuning.
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I always start with the high E string (e?) and work progressively to the low E string (E?). I don't have a reason; it's just the way I have always done it.

If my guitar was out of tune very much, then I will have to repeat the process because as the low E string is tightened it will cause the high E string to go flat again as the neck is slightly bent with increased tension from the heavier strings.

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E to e, except on my classical where I start with the A to e, then E.
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I have always went e to E. I quess it's because I was taught that way.

Then sometimes I will play the opening to Folsom Prison Blues just to make sure.
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With new strings that take a bit to settle in, is this a real thing?

A string tuning sequence for new strings?

Is there a string tuning sequence for the other times you'll have to tune the new strings, or do you only have to do it the first time you tune them?
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I generally start with the bass strings, sometimes I'll go 6th to 1st, but sometimes I'll do 4th or 5th, go 6th and then check them again and tune the rest.

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If my guitar was out of tune very much, then I will have to repeat the process because as the low E string is tightened it will cause the high E string to go flat again as the neck is slightly bent with increased tension from the heavier strings.

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Low E to high e. Not sure why, but I've always done it that way. Starting with the closest tuner I guess.
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It depends on whether I have a tuner handy or not. If I'm using a tuner I go E to e. If I'm doing it by ear, I usually start with the D and work outward: D-G-A-B-E-e, or sometimes D-G-B-A-E-e.
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The only time it actually matters is when you have a guitar with a movable bridge, like an archtop guitar or a guitar-banjo. On those you're best off going from the inside out: from D to G, A to B, low E to high E. The reason you proceed that way is to prevent the bridge from moving too much.

Otherwise it doesn't matter. I prefer to go from low E to high E, but that's just personal preference.


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